Saturday, July 2, 2011
to be mailed june 2011
These letters have been earmarked for postal delivery since June 2002.
Back when stamps were only 34 cents :)
They were written by my third graders from their third grade selves to
their future high school graduate selves.
They are filled with
lists of friends,
8/9 year old thoughts
and dreams for the future.
Some are quite comical like
"Girls are gross."
"I'm never going to get married!"
"I wonder if teachers live at school?"
I had 8 out of 9 of my 3rd grade classes write this end of the year letter when I was teaching 3rd grade. This was one of my favorite acitivities and I look forward to mailing these out every June because I know that I'll hear back from some of my kids. I love knowing their plans for college or work or military enlistment. I love being able to encourage them at least one more time as they become adults and enter the world.
Some of my students have been kind enough to say
I was their favorite teacher
or that I inspired them to go into education.
That makes it all worthwhile.